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How do I disable ABS?

It really dissapointed me to find out the GT500 had ABS on it. The other day, I went to do a brake-stance burnout and thought my rear-end exploded (Gary Paul, thats wide open for you to chime in on ). Once I caught my breath, I realized that ABS was on the car (huge dissapointement, not to mention pissed off). Anyway, I am wanting to know if there are any fuses to pull that will disable ABS. Also, is there a shop manual for the GT500? I dont know how far the wiring differs from the GT, but I would like a manual that covers the who make-up of the GT500. Any help would be greatly appreciated on both issues.


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abs has been on many vehicles over the years and never effected a burnout you sure you turned the traction control off? and if you disable the ABS and wreck its on you not the insurance


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always turn off the TC before your burnout :hihi:

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TC was off.... I have done a few burnout with TC on (accidentally) and know the difference... This was definitely ABS and wheel spin trying to cancel each other out. I confirmed this with a speed shop on Friday. Remember, I am talking about stepping on the brake while doing a burnout.

This is my first vehicle with ABS. When I purchase all my other vehicles, I made sure ABS was NOT included with the vehicle. I did not think the gov't stepped in and made it mandatory on all vehicles, so, I didn't think the mustang had it.

I don't know much about them, but line lock kits are made to turn off ABS for racing/burnouts when there is no fuse for ABS. I believe I have seen posts that the mustang has fuses, but cant find which ones.

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I can dump the clutch on my GT and go sideways when ever I feel like it. If you are having problems doing that with a GT 500 then maybe you need driving lessons.

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TCS defaults to ON every time you restart the car. Can't tell you how many times I have forgotten to reset the switch after restarting for one reason or another.

The TCS system uses the ABS hardware to prevent wheel slip while accelerating.


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I realize what TCS is... it was off. Im looking for how to disable ABS.

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You are probably experiencing wheel hop, as this is common in our cars.
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ABS isn't causing that problem. Disabling it won't do a thing other than make your braking less safe and get rid of traction control.

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it was either TSC or just bad luck with sensors. thinking you where moving and was trying to SAVE YOUR LIFE! you should love your Car go change its oil.
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